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Core Pillars Education & Development Our three tiered education strategy:
Apprenticeships We are working with a number of strategic par tners to deliver a nationally available apprenticeship for both commercial and domestic kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installation, in line with the new government approved Trailblazer
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standards. Both apprenticeships are developed as a Level 2, with work in parallel on Level 3 already underway. Working closely with Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT), The Institute has launched its first Centre of Excellence from PROCATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Essex campus on the outskir ts of London. This Centre is the first of a national network of BiKBBI endorsed training establishments
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Continual Professional Development (CPD) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive. CPD combines different methodologies to learning, such as training workshops, conferences and events, e-learning programs, best practice techniques and ideas sharing, all focused for an individual to improve and have effective professional development.
The Institute provides CPD via its innovative online por tal, linking industry professionals to relevant development oppor tunities. We work closely with The Char tered Trading Standards Institute (CTSi) and other key organisations to deliver training to specialist KBB installers.
Retraining The Institute is working with a number of organisations, including military charities, to provide retraining oppor tunities for those skilled tradespeople looking to enter our industry. Our military work includes the provision of civilian qualifications for ex-service men and women, especially those who gained trades whilst serving in the armed forces.